'John Denver - Country Boy'
(DVD / NR / 2015 / PBS)
Overview: A profile of the life and career of singer/songwriter John Denver, 'Country Boy' reveals the back story to one of the world's best-known and best-loved performers.
DVD Verdict: With a title obviously borrowed from one of John Denver's very own song, 'Thank God I'm A Country Boy,' this brand new documentary - and some might say after watching it, definitive documentary - explores the private life and public legacy of the country singer. Exclusive accounts from those closest to him - such as his first wife, Annie, his brother Ron Deutschendorf, Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul and Mary, and so many more - all reveal the man behind the music.
Narrated by Natasha Pyne, and also including archive footage of Denver along the way too - which is hard to watch, if you're as big a fan as our household is - this intimate profile marks the anniversary of his 70th birthday. Having achieved international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist, and humanitarian, Denver's career spanned four decades and his music has outlasted countless musical trends and garnered numerous awards and honors. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Never Before Seen Extended Interviews with Denver's Former Manager Jerry Weintraub, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary and Denver's first wife Annie Denver.